Lisa Leonard Designs

my treasure.

January 18th | family, jewelry

i love mason jars. of course for canning jam, but also for gathering things–buttons, twigs, shells, candles. all of it. love.

wouldn’t it be fun to actually be able to store hugs and kisses in a cute jar?  our new ‘my treasure’ necklace reminds me to treasure every hug and every kiss and hold them close to my heart.

and i think it’s pretty perfect for valentine’s day. {click here} to see the new ‘my treasure’ necklace. and if you haven’t signed up for our newsletter-do it right now! you’ll be the first to know about new products and you’ll receive exclusive specials! you can sign up on the left side of my blog <———

do you love mason jars? how do you use them around your home?

39 Responses

  1. I love decorating the jars with vintage ribbon and trim around the neck and filling them with starburst :) kee hee.

  2. I love mason jars! I have a trio of antique blue ones similar to your background color here…they are fresh, modern and old all at the same time. I love them cause they make me happy. (Oh, and usually they hold flowers from my garden)

    Looking forward to seeing you at Blissdom!
    ~Chris Ann

  3. It’s charming!I remember really liking seeing you draw that design on your video.

  4. I love Mason jars, too! I just put the kids’ markers in one today. Instant happy!

    Your Treasure necklace is very swoony. And the pictures are delish!

  5. KaraM says:

    I think you meant Kara, not Tara! Josh & Kara! (big smile)
    I love drinking sweet tea from a mason jar.

  6. Kim says:

    OK this one for sure I am asking for for either my birthday (Feb. 3) or Valentine’s Day. Yup. Definitely.

  7. I LOVE mason jars (and when I got the email about the necklace I IMMEDIATELY bought it) LOL- Happy V-day to me!
    I love to collect my extra buttons in them for a fun display, I keep rolls of ribbon in them, I wrap them w/ time and fill w/ epson salt and a candle for little decorations all around my house. I love them SO much! and I know I’ll LOOOOVVVEEE my new necklace when it arrives….

  8. Ashley says:

    I love mason jars. We use them for drinking glasses around here. I also love just sitting them around. They just have a wonderful look to them. I’m hoping to make myself a pincushion/button holder out of a large one I have soon!

    -Many Smiles!!

  9. Marcia says:

    I love mason jars too, especially the old blue ones. I usually fill mine with shells and buttons, tealight candles…etc., etc. :-)

  10. LeeAnne says:

    I love this! Going to nudge the husband for this as a Valentine’s Day gift… hehe. Also, just want to let you know, it says, “Please allow 1-2 for the creation of your custom, handmade jewelry” on the listing for this necklace. 1-2 days? Weeks? Thanks!

    • Lisa Leonard says:

      hi LeeAnn! yep, 1-2 weeks–but we often get it our earlier. our deadline for valentine’s is feb 8th at noon {PST}. sorry for the confusion! xo

  11. Krista Lord says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I love Mason jars too. I just made a soap dispenser out of one for my kitchen. It works great and it’s pretty too.
    Can’t wait to see you at Blissdom next week. We’ll have to do lunch. I’ll be wearing my necklace. Love you my friend, Krista

  12. Andrea T. :) says:

    Lots of mason jars around here :). I’ll just tell you about the ones in the kitchen …

    Homemade jams and applesauce. Storing nuts, grains, etc. Holding straws on the dining table. And my favorite ‘blue glass’ mason jar turned soap dispenser that sits at the sink and makes me smile every time I wash my hands.

    But a jar full of love … hugs and kisses … this I NEED!

    Happy Day!

  13. Allison says:

    Mason jars are so fun! I collected a bunch, and hung them from my window in my room using twine. Sometimes I put fresh lavender sprigs in them, and they look so cute! Wish I could store hugs and kisses in them too :)

  14. Sharon says:

    Simple images but so sweet.

    I have resolved to use mason jars more. My husband has an old one that I adore and have used for lavender and other wild flowers. I guess it would work well as a jar of hearts also!

  15. Tricia says:

    I love to put simple wild flowers in them or single stem of hydranga. Perfect:)

  16. tara says:

    Hey, my name is Tara! I love seeing my name stamped on your jewelry! We use mason jars to store buttons, flatware, etc. My favorite though was when my 6 year old painted the outside of one and then I placed a tealight inside it-beautiful!

  17. Mina says:

    I use one to hold toothbrushes in the bathroom. Love the ideas from your readers AND the necklace!

  18. Katy says:

    I am so in love with this necklace! My word of the year is “treasure” so I really feel like this necklace speaks to me. I gave my hubby a *hint hinnt* that this is what I wanted for Valentine’s Day. :-)

  19. Right now I have one filled with cocoa and one with marshmallows on my counter. I love having hot cocoa with my boy in the winter and it just looks cute sitting out. :)

  20. Allison says:

    LOVE mason jars! I use them a lot for decorating around the holidays. Or for backyard parties, they are excellent for candles to light up the area! So much fun!!

  21. Southern GAl says:

    We love Mason jars also. My favorite use ever was when we used them to hold wildflowers and made lanterns out of them with votive candles, ribbon and wire for my daughter’s wedding reception. I still have some of the lanterns sitting around here. (My MIL used to can all the time and gave us over 75 jars to use. I find all kinds of things to use them for now.) Love the necklace.

  22. I have the old blue ones with the tin tops. We have coins, rocks, shells and coral. It’s always whatever the boys have in their pockets after a trip. I ask them to pick their favorites and we put them in the jars.

  23. Leanne says:

    filled with lemonade when the days are hot!…love the new design!

  24. sarita says:

    i too love mason jars – i drink out of them!! i also have buttons in them in my craft room. In cleaning out a hall closet last week i found a beautiful blue/green one with a metal tab to hold the pretty rounded top lid..make sense? anyway! love your new birthday is coming up in march and i just may buy it for my birthday gift.
    thank you for all that you share.

  25. Bethany Rogers says:

    When I saw your new design, I ran right out and gave a big hint to my hubby :) I, too, adore Mason jars! When my husband’s grandma passed away, she had some very old ones that were given to me. Ever since, we’ve picked them up along the way so now, I have all different varieties :) My two favorites are: one that was set in the wall of our barn (which we discovered as we moved in 7 years ago) and just this last summer, my mom came to can and in her collection was a jar with “Good Housekeeping” on it … she left it with me to add to my collection. I have such sweet memories and just love your new design!

  26. Karen Hayes says:

    I have mason jars everywhere! My favorite are the aqua blue ones!!! Have you read the book Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright? You would love it! I have mason jars in my classroom because of that book and every teacher at my school had one on their desk for a change war inspired by the book!!! I have been trying to decide what necklace I want… and now you have the perfect one for me!!!

  27. Jenny Potter says:

    We used mason jars to line the tables at my wedding reception..we had white tablecloths and burlap runners..and put all different size jars down the middle,wrapped raffia arouns some them, and put tea lights in them…it was beautiful and very inexpensive!! Love me some mason jars!!

  28. Kathy says:

    I love mason jars, too. My favorites are the vintage large blue ones. They are perfect for a bouquet of flowers.

  29. Kristen says:

    Lisa, i really love that necklace! I’ve just recently started using mason jars a lot around thehouse. My new idea is to spray paint the inside of the jar and then pop in a tea light. Such a pretty glow!

  30. vicki says:

    This is simply the BEST EVER!!!! Goodness…such genius you guys are pumping out over there!

    The mason jar is good for EVERYTHING. For holding sewing supplies, art supplies, pantry items, collections of sea shells, flowers, as glasses, as candle holders, and if all else fails….you could use them for canning.

    Right now I have a collection of blue ones on the dinning room table. How did they get that color of blue so right?

    I just love’m!

  31. Kelli says:

    We use them to store food in the pantry! It looks so much better than all the boxes and bags!

  32. Laura B. says:

    Oh Lord Hun….we use mason jars for everything! We use ’em for drinkin’ out of, catching bugs in, soaking paint brushes in, storing nuts/bolts/nails in…..the list goes on and on! =D Not only are they multii-FUNc-tional, they’re so darn cute too!!


  33. Sarah says:

    I love mason jars too! I’ve got a shelf in my den with mason jars on it…one holds my colored pencils, another holds elastic bands, one for paper clips, and another for ribbons.
    I also have them in my bedroom…one for my nail polish, and another for my hair accessories.
    :) Sarah

  34. 52scrap says:

    I love Mason jars, but am particularly fond of the antique ones. Like the blue ones. I have several assorted sizes in my kitchen on top of my cabinets with white lights around them. I LOVE them.

  35. Oh, I love this! I bought a whole box of jars from a yard sale back in November, although I haven’t used them yet. I’m planning on incoorporating them in our wedding! When I bought the jars, I didn’t know when I’d get to use them, but now I know that October 8th is the day! :)

    Love that necklace, too. So sweet!

  36. Steph says:

    I collect mason jars!!! I’ve been saving up for the key to my heart, but now this. Decisions. Decisions

  37. sary stroll says:

    i have a collection of a about 15 vintage blue mason jars that are lined up across our mantle. my sister used some of them for her wedding reception and i’m saving them in the hopes that one of my little girls will do the same. :o)

  38. Trina says:

    I love mason jars, any jars. My grandma, who would have been 100 this year, taught me the art of canning. She canned everything. Having lived through the great depression, she never lost her practicality, and had one “jam jar rule”. If you wanted to have more jam (or other preserves), you had to return the jars – she had jars in circulation for decades. Didn’t matter if they were mason jars or a rusted top Cheez Whiz jar. I too had to have this charm as soon as I saw it. Her essence is with me always. Now I’ll have a little visual reminder of her to wear everyday. Thank you , Lisa.

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